Honningsvag is the northernmost city in Norway. Things to do in Honningsvag;
- Stroll around the peaceful streets
- Ice bar
- Bamse Statue
- Corner Spiseri (pub and restaurant)
- Trip to Nordkapp
- Hurtigruten Cruise port
Hotels in Honningsvag are on the expensive side, good luck finding a good deal!
Honningsvag – Northernmost City in Norway
Honningsvag is a peaceful town, and you do feel like you are far from everywhere. There are a few points of interest to enjoy, however the real beauty is a stroll around the peaceful city breathing in the clean air. Additionally, if you take a walk on the harbor front, you can capture some near perfect reflection photos of the city as well as the mountains behind.
The Ice bar is open when there’s a cruise ship in port. Furthermore, the ice bar is adjoined to a popular souvenir store.
In Honningsvag is a St Bernard statue which tourists like to photograph and take selfies with, but who is he? Known as Bamse, the St Bernard is a symbol of Norwegian freedom during World War II. As a matter of fact he worked on a ship and lifted the moral of the crew.
The most popular restaurant in Honningsvag is Corner Spiseri. Remember, you’re in Norway so you should try the famous salmon.
Trip to Nordkapp
The most popular day trip from Honningsvag is to Nordkapp. Nordkapp is the northernmost point of mainland Europe. Read about my trip to Nordkapp on my travel blog. Did you know the southernmost point of mainland Europe is Tarifa, Spain.
Hurtigruten Cruise from Honningsvag to Tromso
Hurtigruten cruise to Tromsø, €80, 17 hours
You can join a Hurtigruten passenger ferry service which goes through the famous Norwegian fjords. If you love fjords you’ll love this day cruise. The ferry / cruise leaves at 5.45am after a 10 minute boarding process. Later in the morning at around 11am it stops at Hammerfest for a couple hours, then another short stop at Skjervoy before arriving in Tromso at 11.45pm.
If Honningsvag is the northernmost city, then Hammerfest claim to fame is that it is the northernmost town! There are quite a few points of interest in Hammerfest;
- Royal and ancient polar bear society
- Hammerfest church
- Struve geodetic arc
When passing by on the Hurtigruten cruise, you get 2 hours to enjoy these points of interest. There are a few restaurants to get a quick snack in or you could try the Norwegian bread with currents or chocolate from the local mart.
If you love fjords and you love taking photos then you’ll love the Hurtigruten cruise. I went during the summer so it was light the whole time and I had 15 hours of fjords. If you go in winter then you’ll have snow on the fjords and when it’s dark they guarantee you’ll see the northern lights or your next cruise is free! Lets hope the northern lights don’t come out so we can go again!